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Nuclear waste News

Op-Ed: Los Alamos finally admits to making mistakes

Albuquerque - It took long enough, but on Thursday, Los Alamos National Laboratory said it had made mistakes in the packaging of nuclear waste that resulted in a radiation leak on February 14 of this year at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Nuclear waste removal from Los Alamos delayed by safety concerns

Los Alamos - On Friday the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would be unable to meet a June 30 deadline for removing drums of nuclear waste from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico because of safety concerns over the radiological materials.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

No nuclear waste facility built but billions in fees collected

Washington - As of yesterday, May 16, Americans who use power produced by nuclear plants will no longer pay a small fee on their electric bill that was originally meant to fund a nuclear waste dump. The facility was never built.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: Hanford — The most contaminated nuclear waste site in America

Located in central Washington state, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is the largest nuclear waste dump in the Western Hemisphere. It has also become a major environmental issue for the United States, yet little is known about what is happening there.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 12 comments

Nuclear waste in Kara Sea could spread to other continents

In 1992 the world learned the former Soviet Union had used the Arctic Ocean as a dumping ground for liquid and solid nuclear waste. The waste, including nuclear subs was mostly confined to an area off the coast of Novaya Zemlya, in the Kara Sea.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Review: Fifth Estate —The military industrial complex does Julian Assange

America has become the nation of cover-ups from lying us into wars to crimes against humanity to nuclear cover-ups to gag orders silencing crime victims. A public tired of lies, stays home as "The Fifth Estate" flops.
In the Media by Ruth Hull - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Fukushima nuclear plant leaks pollute Pacific Ocean

Fukushima nuclear plant water leaks continue to contaminate most of the Pacific Ocean. The long-term impact of the radiation leak on Japan and its neighboring countries will continue for many years. Are Japanese leaders covering up this disaster?
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 5 comments

UK approves first new nuclear power station in 18 years

The UK’s Energy and Climate Change Minister yesterday gave the go-ahead for construction of the UK’s first nuclear power station for almost 20 years as planning consent was granted for a new multi-billion pound nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, Somerset
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Strange cobwebs on nuclear waste made by mutant spiders?

Cobweb-like material found on nuclear waste at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina has raised concerns that the site might have thrown-up bizarre genetic mutations in spiders on the site.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Hanford Plant in Northwest reported as 'America’s nuclear bomb'

Japan’s nuclear and economic crises continue, with nuclear discharge four times the levels workers should tolerate and an economy seriously impacted, but in Washington State is the US largest nuclear waste dump and is called “America’s nuclear bomb
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 10 comments

Fukushima No. 4 reactor’s coolant may be boiling, evaporating

Tokyo - Fukushima’s imperiled nuclear plant is now facing another crisis, with authorities there stating a fourth reactor’s nuclear waste is overheating, which could lead to more spent fuel becoming unstable, compounding an already dire situation.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann

Nuclear Waste and Wildlife

A response to "Nuclear power and its Risks."
In the Media by Mark M Drewe - 2 comments
 

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An excavator carefully picks up a drum overpack containing deadly nuclear waste at the 618-10 Burial...
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An excavator carefully picks up a drum overpack containing deadly nuclear waste at the 618-10 Burial Ground, one of Hanford's most hazardous.
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Activists rally against delays in clean-up of Hanford Nuclear reactor waste.
Activists rally against delays in clean-up of Hanford Nuclear reactor waste.
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Storage of low level nuclear waste in the ground.
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Storage of low level nuclear waste in the ground.
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An excavator carefully picks up a drum overpack containing lethal nuclear waste at the 618-10 Burial...
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An excavator carefully picks up a drum overpack containing lethal nuclear waste at the 618-10 Burial Ground, one of Hanford's most hazardous.
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The Hanford N nuclear reactor is shown here located in the middle of a rural community.
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The Hanford N nuclear reactor is shown here located in the middle of a rural community.
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Washington State Governor Jay Inslee  accompanied by Senior Advisor for Environmental Management Dav...
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Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, accompanied by Senior Advisor for Environmental Management Dave Huizenga, visits Hanford Tank Farms and Waste Treatment Plant on March 11, 2013.
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Fat Man on transport carriage  Tinian Island  1945. National Archives photo.
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Fat Man on transport carriage, Tinian Island, 1945. National Archives photo.
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Underground tank farm with 12 of the site s 177 waste storage tanks
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Underground tank farm with 12 of the site's 177 waste storage tanks
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